PSFK explores innovative programs that are using games to help people stay on track with their health and wellness goals.

While many people may play games in their spare time, researchers and scientists are hard at work at turning those games into productive tools that can actually help people better achieve their health goals. Whether it’s trying to run that extra mile or making it easier to deal with a chronic condition, these games seek to mold to the existing behaviors of people while providing a simple and rewarding way to tackle difficult challenges.

PSFK Labs’ latest Future of Health Report has outlined the trend Game Therapy, which looks at how gameplay and mechanics are being integrated into long term treatment and recovery plans, as well as healthy lifestyle routines, to ensure that people stay motivated and adhere to their goals. These hybrid therapies are designed particularly to turn repetitive, foreign and often difficult tasks into fun activities, while helping individuals and their caregivers track progress over time. Below we explore a handful of examples that are using games to help people stay on track with their health and wellness.

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